Awards, nominations and screenings – Seattle International Film Festival!

Connie continues to thrive on the festival scene, with more award wins and nominations under her tiny little felt belt (ooer!).

Connie has won an Honourable Mention Award at The International Horror Hotel 2017, and screens at the event in June in Ohio, US. Connie has had several screenings in Ohio and has either been nominated for an award or won one at each of those festivals. Big love to Ohio!

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Back on home soil, Connie also took the Unrestricted View Film Festival in London by storm at the end of April, garnering nominations for Best Short, Best Director and Best Actress! 

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Our next UK screening is currently set for August bank holiday weekend in a city close to our director’s heart – beautiful Manchester – where she lived for six years. Yes, Connie will have her Northern UK Premiere at the incredible Starburst International Film Festival. 

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Before she’s let loose on Manchester, Connie will be making her way to Berlin for her German Premiere next month at Final Girls Berlin Film Festival! Connie will no doubt chomp down on a bit of bratwurst before entertaining her fans. What a well travelled puppet she’s going to be!

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Her jet-setting doesn’t stop there, oh no! Connie has been selected as part of the prestigious Etheria World Tour 2017/18 and will screen internationally at Etheria events throughout 2017/18 at universities, art galleries, conventions, museums, independent cinemas, year-round travelling horror conventions, partner festivals, pop-up Etheria screenings, official Etheria Women in Horror Month events, and horror/sci-fi/comic conventions. Now that is BIG news – she might be coming to a town near you soon! We can hear you all running away screaming “potty mouth.”

And finally, we’re very proud that Connie is screening TONIGHT (26/05) at the Seattle International Film Festival! Being selected for an OSCAR qualifying festival is something that just couldn’t have been predicted for a small film about a very sweary, domineering puppet showgirl. It’s beyond our dreams and expectations. Connie already has Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in her sights, though she’d eat them alive. So, if you’re anywhere close to Seattle, go along and enjoy.

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As Connie continues to make use of her passport and cause trouble for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, we’ll bring you more updates on her exploits, awards and screenings. More details are added regularly to our screenings page.

It’s been almost exactly a year since the film was shot. And what a year it has been, and what a year there still is to come. Chin chin!

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Connie nominated for Best Actress Award at HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival!

Though the team behind Connie are now hard at work on three forthcoming short films, Blood Shed, Hank: Portrait of a Serial Killer and TickTock, the little felt puppet that is Connie is still on the first leg of her film festival journey. It’s been an incredible six or seven months so far, and we’ve also had the wonderful news that Connie has not only been selected for the HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival in Ohio, US, we’re also nominated for the Best Actress award for our superb lead, Catrin Stewart!

This is wonderful recognition for Catrin’s work on the film. Catrin had to play both Connie and Dolly, often in the same scenes – not just vocally, but also ‘operating’ Connie for a large proportion of the film. This was a great mental and physical challenge, and one that Catrin pulled off with aplomb. She’s a tremendous talent and if anyone deserves recognition for the final product, it’s her.

HorrorHound is a great convention and film festival all in one, taking place 17th-19th March in Cincinnati. It’s CRAMMED to the ceiling with special guests, including Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs, Tobin Bell, John Waters, Lloyd Kaufman… Team Connie is devastated to not be able to attend! But, you lucky people can get tickets HERE.

Connie is screening as part of the Late Night Laughs slot on the Saturday night (or technically early Sunday AM), before Space Babes from Outer Space. Check out their cute schedule! Congratulations to Jamie Hooper – a friend of Team Connie – whose short Unto Death, which is a real must-see, has also been selected for the Sunday.

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Congratulations to all the HorrorHound nominees. It’s very stiff competition. This is our fifth award nomination. We’re currently also nominated for the iHorror Award for Best Short Film, which is announced at the end of the month, so March is shaping up to be super, smashing, great.

 

Best Screenplay (Short) award nomination by Nightmares Film Festival

More incredible news for team  Connie! Our writer/director, Cat Davies, has been nominated for an award – Best Screenplay (Short) – by the judges at Nightmares Film Festival, Ohio, US!

Both Cat and Connie are shocked and have been celebrating with coffee, cake, 80s music on repeat and lots of swearing in disbelief.

This is fantastic recognition for our writer/director’s months of research into the uncanny, and the use of dolls and dummies in horror cinema, and her hard work in crafting the screenplay.

Huge thanks to Nightmares for this nomination. We’re really honoured, and the fellow nominees are impressive. We’ll wait with bated breath for the outcome!

Connie’s North American Premiere at Nightmares is this Thursday, as part of the Horror Comedy shorts block from 10pm to midnight. Festival passes, VIP All Access Passes and single screening tickets all available here.

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North American Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival, and Crystal Palace Film Festival inclusion

More fantastic festival acceptances for Connie!

First, Connie will be screened as part of Nightmares Film Festival, a top international film festival dedicated to the horrific, the dreadful and the weird – perfect for little miss puppet. The festival takes place from 20th – 23rd October in Columbus, Ohio, at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the top twenty art houses on the continent by Sundance. This is currently set to be our North American Premiere!

Connie will be screened alongside some of the very best features and shorts from around the world, including recent FrightFest stablemates, The Stylist by Jill Gevargizian, Gwilliam by Brian Lonano and The Babysitter Murders by Ryan Spindell, and of course, Night of the Slasher by Shant Hammasian. So Connie will be in great company!

Precise day/time of screening is to be announced.

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Then on Friday 18th November, she’ll have her second London outing as part of the eighth annual Crystal Palace International Film Festival. Following the success of KEEN-wah at the festival last year, this is sure to be a real treat. The festival has a great vibe, with themed nights and is one of the coolest I’ve been to in years. It runs from 29th October – 19th November at several venues in South East London.

You can buy tickets for our screening on 18th November here.

Stay tuned – there are more to be announced… we just can’t reveal them yet!

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